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2012-04-29 23:01:42

Heidelberg Instruments, GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany, a leading supplier of direct write laser lithography systems, announced order for two advanced VPG maskless lithography systems from an Asian based photomask production group. Heidelberg, Germany (PRWEB) April 29, 2012 Heidelberg Instruments, GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany, a leading supplier of direct write laser lithography systems, announced order for two advanced VPG maskless lithography systems from an Asian based photomask production...

2012-03-08 02:00:00

FREIBURG and HEIDELBERG, Germany, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH to initiate Phase III trial Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH and Lipid Therapeutics, a biotechnology company focused on novel treatments for inflammatory bowel disease, today announced that they have entered into a licensing agreement for the European rights to Lipid Therapeutics' lead product, LT-02, for ulcerative colitis (UC). The terms of the license include an upfront fee, milestones and...

2012-02-27 08:35:00

HEIDELBERG, Germany, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For parents of babies born with urea cycle disorders (UCD), the joy of giving birth to a perfect baby can quickly turn to devastation as the baby's health rapidly declines, going from symptoms such as being tired and irritable, to not eating, to experiencing seizures and coma. UCDs are congenital and often life-threatening disorders of ammonia metabolism in the liver that cause neurotoxic ammonia to accumulate in the body, potentially...

2012-02-21 12:33:59

Ring-like protein complex helps ensure accurate protein production In fairy tales, magic rings endow their owners with special abilities: the ring makes the wearer invisible, fulfils his wishes, or otherwise helps the hero on the path to his destiny.  Similarly, a ring-like structure found in a protein complex called ℠Elongator´ has led researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, and the Institut de...

2012-01-09 14:28:57

New method for observing enhancer activity during development As an embryo develops, different genes are turned on in different cells, to form muscles, neurons and other bodily parts. Inside each cell´s nucleus, genetic sequences known as enhancers act like remote controls, switching genes on and off. Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, can now see — and predict — exactly when each remote control is itself activated, in a...

2011-07-18 14:24:58

"ËœCord-stopper' protein complex makes chromosomes easier to move As any rock-climber knows, trailing a long length of rope behind you is not easy. A dangling length of rope is unwieldy and hard to manoeuvre, and can get tangled up or stuck on an outcropping. Cells face the same problem when dragging chromosomes apart during cell division. The chromosomes are pulled by their middle "“ the centromere "“ their arms trailing along behind. Just like climbers carry their rope...

2011-07-08 07:16:00

HEIDELBERG, Germany, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Heidelberg-based Virtual Forge GmbH is named "Cool Vendor 2011" in the SAP ecosystem. This title is awarded annually by Gartner, the leading international information technology analysts. For Gartner, a Cool Vendor is a company with products or services regarded as innovative, impressive, and groundbreaking. "SAP Security has always been an important topic", said Dr. Markus Schumacher, CEO of Virtual Forge. "For us, being awarded...

2011-06-22 02:00:00

HEIDELBERG, Germany, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Primary Endpoint Met Lipid Therapeutics, a biotechnology company focused on novel treatments for inflammatory bowel disease, today announced positive topline results from a Phase IIb clinical trial with its lead product, LT-02, in patients with ulcerative colitis. LT-02 is a controlled release formulation of phosphatidylcholine that has been specifically designed to treat ulcerative colitis by improving the barrier...

2011-05-31 16:42:26

In the online version of the New England Journal of Medicine, physicians and scientists in Heidelberg, Montreal, and Paris reported on the successful treatment of three young children who were suffering from a severe hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) after an infection with enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC). The infections occurred in 2010. EHEC are the bacteria that cause the current wave of infections that have already claimed ten lives in Germany. The number of suspected and...

2011-04-13 03:00:00

AMSTERDAM, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Reflect-Network Application Visualizes Interactions Between Molecular Biological Entities Elsevier, a world leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the availability of a new application, Reflect-Network, on SciVerse Applications beta. The application was developed in partnership with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Germany, and the Novo...